Category Archives: music

chasing the edge

#1 Son Ben has released his first cd! This has been a lifelong dream and a labor of love. We are so proud. You can go to You Tube’s music channel and search for “Ben Rolofson” to preview the songs. … Continue reading

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a little music on sunday morning

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surviving the red eye

I met Banjo Man at the airport at 9:15 this morning.  He was happy to see me and very, very tired. “I will never fly Delta or United again,” he declared.  “It was the worst experience I’ve ever had.” Extremely … Continue reading

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happy ’19

It is an unseasonably warm day here, in the 50’s.  Rainy and wet.  Gray.  The first mug of coffee tastes really, really good. Happy New Year, everyone! Did anyone stay up until midnight?  We certainly didn’t!  After a cozy dinner … Continue reading

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what’s missing?

It was part of my world for 37 years and I wrote almost 50 novels and novellas on it.  But the big, white desk is gone and that’s a good thing.  I spend too much time sitting there, just because … Continue reading

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smoky sunday sunset

The sun was red.  You can see the haze that is really smoke from the California (and Oregon and British Columbia) fires.  It’s coming in thicker every day. This was Sunday night at a nearby RV resort and restaurant.  They … Continue reading

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i have a ticket

Oh, my goodness!  Joshua Bell is performing at the Long Center in Austin October 6.  I’m going to this.  Can you believe it?   “The Long Center and KMFA present an evening with Joshua Bell accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood, Saturday, … Continue reading

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banjo man’s new baby

Happy Birthday, Banjo Man! This is the new member of our musical instrument collection:  a plectrum banjo.  It’s a beautiful vintage instrument and is exactly what Banjo Man has been searching for.  It came from that hotbed of banjo players:  … Continue reading

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acoustic mcmurtry

Tuesday night at the Continental Club Gallery James McMurtry does a 90-minute acoustic set. Just James and his two guitars (one is a 12 string that sounds like heaven). Austin-based McMurtry has a reputation for being a bit, well, grumpy.  … Continue reading

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saturday night post storm

Johnny, one of Texas faves, performed at the Knickerbocker Music Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Cafe) in Westerly last night. Banjo Man and I were there, along with our party-loving friends Ruth and Kenny.  We hiked out of the woods and … Continue reading

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